November 28, 2006

Sunday's show & Yamabu clip

[EDIT]: Darn, I knew I was forgetting something. ^^ I was reading the latest entry on Kami's blog and realized I'd forgotten to comment on something: Shoon's line on Real Face. I swear I replayed it at least five times because I couldn't believe it was his voice. O__O Wow, so low. I've said before that Shoon is not the best voice in Ya-Ya-yah, but I have a soft spot for him and I like his voice a lot. It's funny how being older than Yabu his voice sounds much more teenager like. Sometimes it even sounds a little squeaky when he's surprised, which is so adorable. ^^BBB It was when he sang Get Down on SC for the first time that I was amazed at what a deep voice he can make. (It's when he says "get down", right before he starts singing. It turns me into a puddle every time I watch it. XD Such a commanding tone! LOL) Well, he managed to make an even deeper voice on Real Face, and his pronountiation is quite good too. I have a feeling he might actually be good at English, because he seems the type of person who doesn't like boasting about his skills, and damn, the way he says "bad" in BadxNice is really good for a Japanese person. I mean Japanese has only five vowels and they are "pure vowels", as in Spanish, while English has 12. The "a" in "bad" is pronounced /æ/: , and that's how Shoon pronounces it. I tell you that's not easy for someone whose mother tongue has only 5 vowels. Um, yeah, okay, I hear you all snoring. Enough about phonetics. XD
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I've updated the treasure box with links for last Sunday's show, the previous one (2006.12.19), and I also reuploaded the H.Q. show from 2005.09.04 because the link had expired. =) By the way, I've revamped the whole downloads page. I've merged the HQ files with the rest, only they're highlighted in gold.
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It was really hard for me to get some of those files, so that's why I expressly asked people not to post them elsewhere, but I've found them recently at different clubboxes and other places, so it's useless having a separate box for them on the download page. =/
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Also, now you can download directly the latest uploads at the top of the page, where it says "latest updates". Hope you'll find that helpful. =)
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Anyway, last Sunday's live stage was really great. They sang the same medley all the juniors sang on their last appearance at Music Station. I don't know if it's me having a dèjá vu but I think Ya-Ya-yah have worn those yellow outfits sometime before, haven't they? And it looks great on Shoon, doesn't it? Well, there's few clothes that don't look great on him. XD
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They're letting Taiyô do more on the performances lately, and he's definitely proving that he's not at all behind his groupmates. =) Having him sing Obaachan Rock and Shoon Good Day was a good idea because, Taiyô being younger, it Kanjani8's song suited him better, and V6's song suited Shoon because... well, I have no idea why it suited him, but I like that song and I'm happy he sang it. XD
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I think it's interesting that they all sang Fever & Future together instead of just Inoo and Hikaru. Hmmm... Ya3 possible debut 1, Kitty possible debut 0. LOL
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On another note... Did you spot this lovely ShoonxYabu moment on the latest Teppan? XD The music is from an anime series called Mentantei Conan (Detective Conan), and it's called Secret of my Heart *wink-wink, nudge-nudge*. If you want to download the full song click here.
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It's funny that I uploaded that clip to YouTube too and it received an honor. O__o??? Either people enjoy seing two guys holding hands, or ShoonxYabu's OTPness is evident even to those who don't know Ya-Ya-yah. XDDDD Somebody asked me if I think they are gay. I said this here before and I'll say it again: NO, I don't think they're gay, but if they were I think there would be nothing wrong with that. We're in the 21st century, not in the Middle Ages, right? ;-) If I post ShoonxYabu clips and fics it's just for fun and fangirling and also because they're cute together. ^__^

November 27, 2006

replying comments

Boku to kimi wa itsumo SAMBA:
Now, that's what I call an original (and long) nickname! Where did you hear that story about Yamapi and Hoshino going together to a ramen store? I don't know if it's true, but yeah, it would be understandable if Hoshino didn't want to appear in Stand by Me because he dind't want to play a 13-14 year-old kid. However Shoon was only a year younger than him.
Actually I don't feel bad for Hoshino leaving the jimushô -I think he didn't fit in because he was too shy. I feel bad about the way JE treated him and Akama Naoya, and I feel bad for Shoon because he seemed to be close to him, and it seems to me that he suffered when he left.
Yui:
Must be the fanatic Shoon fan in me, but yes, I can't understand either the lack of Shoon uchiwas not just on the SC he produced but on any SC in general. A Japanese girl told me he's most popular among women in their 30s (because he's so mature and all), so perhaps they feel too guilty to take Shoon uchiwas with them because he's still underage not for long though? XD
Hanna:
There are few JE songs that I really like, but somehow BadxNice has grown on me. Shoon is to be blamed for it. XD
Ved:
I couldn't pick out Reon. None of the 6 juniors they showed at that part of the dance off looks like Reon!? Right-click [here] and [here]. Those screencaps are from Reonade , the brother-site of Moonlightboy.com. I love trying to pick out Reon on every studio and SC performance. LOL It's like those "where's Wally?" books. XDDDD
Did Yabu sign "Kota"? Actually his signature says Kota Yabu, though it's kind of hard to read. That little arrow thing is part of the "Ya", and the "bu" syllable is below.
Phoebe:
Yes, Media Fire seems to be the solution to our problems. =) It works for people who cannot download from MU and the links don't expire (at least for now because this is a new host service - we'll see if that policy continues in a few months). And yes, it looks like they changed a bit the choreography of Itoshi no Play Girl. I liked it better as it was before.
Yuri:
Hikaru's attempts at sexy-ness amuse me too. XD I also find it funny that a lot of people are memorizing the dance steps. LOL Do you dance along at home when you rewatch the performances? I have two left feet, so I don't even try. XD
Hideko:
If you downloaded the 2006.11.19 show from ktroom clubbox(bobbi), the password is "kei".
Naomi:
im new here n i dunno how to use the treasure box...tell me please... Hi, Naomi! Thanks for visiting. =) If you don't know the username and password send me an e-mail.
Hairband:
I don't want JE to turn Hikaru into the next Jin or Kame either. Nothing against them, really, but I'd like Ya-Ya-yah to become a group similar to Arashi and not KAT-TUN. It fits their style better.

November 17, 2006

Last Sunday's livestage

[EDIT]: I updated the treasure box with the links for the 3 parts of last Sunday's show. =)
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To "anonymous": when it is played on WM Player it says codec not found or something like that... Try and download the latest version of Windows Media Player. If it doesn't work, you can try and use this player. It plays virtually any file type.
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Some people asked for the pics I used on the latest headers for the layout... namely these ones...
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So here you are... [click here]
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Also... To the person who can't download with MediaFire... What seems to be the problem? Sorry I can't upload it MU or YSI now, as I'm uploading the whole episode. ^^
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To Hideko: When you click on the treasure box image link a pop-up window appears. Perhaps your browser blocks pop-ups? Please try again. =)
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I updated the treasure box with this performance, reuploaded HQ episode 2005.08.07, uploaded HQ PF 2005.10.23 (Himawari no Melody), and added links for 2003.04.13 and 2003.04.27. IMPORTANT: I uploaded the performance to a new file hosting server called Media Fire. Please if Megaupload doesn't work for you try to download and tell me if it works. =)
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It will take me a while to upload the whole episode because it's huge, so in case you want to watch the live stage...
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November 13, 2006

Puppet dear, you did great

[EDIT 2]: I added YSI download links of these SC clips at the treasure box: opening of the show and Hikaru solo; Shoon talks to MC; Reon; MC talk to Shoon about SC’s theme; BadxNice; To the Freedom; Sekai ga hitotsu ni naru made; closing of the show
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[EDIT]: Sorry I uploaded a wrong clip as the talk about the show's theme. ^^ It's fixed now.
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What is exactly the role of a producer in SC? Appearing as little as possible? Honestly I was so disappointed at the lack of Shoon in his own produced SC. =(
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Ya-Ya-yah made a really energetic entrance at the beginning of the show, and Shoon was adorably humble -and more beautiful than ever- when they introduced him as producer and he talked about the show's theme, but then he just appeared briefly in a little talk with Yûto and Yamada, and then he didn't reappear till his speech at the closing of the shows with Koyama and Nakamaru and his solo, which was followed by a performance of To the Freedom with the rest of Ya-Ya-yah, and Sekai ga hitotsu ni naru made with the other juniors.
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Oh, well, something I liked about this show was the fact that they introduced the new juniors; Reon among them. ^____^
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Hikaru got a solo in the "Love" medley that was performed at the beginning of the show, as did the other members of Kitty, except Inoo, who sang together with the rest of JJE. These are the things that make me fear Kitty might debut, so that's why I believe Ya3 need our support and that the weekly postcard campaign is necessary. ^^ Thanks to everybody who is already taking part in it! =)
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Anyway, back on topic... Hikaru's solo was great. ^___^ I love his voice and as I said before his dancing is getting better and better.
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Back to Shoon, because this was supposed to be his SC... I wanted to strangle whoever made him wear the Sergeant-Pepper-like outfit to sing his solo BadxNice. Does somebody in JE hate him or something?, because that was mean. No, it was really mean. His moment of glory and he has to perform with the oldest, least cool outfit in their wardrobe? I felt so bad for him I was actually crying inside when they started singing Sekai ga hitotsu ni naru made.
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Okay, so perhaps I'm being overly dramatic because I love Shoon too much, but it was so mean! However you cannot make a rose less beautiful even if you cover it in soot, because beneath the soot it's still a rose. Well, Shoon did a brilliant performance of the solo. His dancing was great, he showed that he is the sexiest junior in JE even when they make him wear totally unsexy clothes, and his singing was better than ever before [and yay he sang the full version! I'm so making an mp3 rip of it. ^___^]
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It's not that I dislike the Sergeant-Pepper-like outfit; it's the outfit Shoon wore for his Top Secret performance, and I fell in love with him there and then because he reminded me of a puppet with an elfish face, and that's why I use the nickname "Puppeteer8" on LJ, so I could never hate that outfit, but still... It was really unfair.
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Oh, well, at least they let him talk to his heart's content before the performance. The romantic in me had been hoping they'd have him read out his thoughts sitting on the stage, a single stage light on him, piano music in the background, but no such luck. Still it was nice. It was kind of relaxing to watch and hear him talk -and if somebody translated that part they'd make me the happiest person on Earth, because my Japanese is not that great and I only understood bits and pieces. ^^
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Random notes:
-Yesterday I was daydreaming about this particular SC, and I was wondering what Shoon would wear. For some reason I thought "I'd love him to wear the white suit they wore for Summerx3" ...and he did! O__O That was a bit uncanny. LOL
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-I like how happy Taiyô seems of late. =) He was really cute when he gestured to the camera at the end of their entrance. I guess he was feeling happy not just because he's getting to sing more, but also for Shoon. After all they've been together in the shadow (i.e. as little more than backdancers) all this time. Now it's Taiyô's turn to come into the light and shine (pun intended obviously ;-)). Here's hoping for a Taiyô produced SC in December. ^__^
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-The lack of Shoon uchiwas. T___T If I were Japanese I'd consider Shoon a national treasure. Oh, well, as the saying goes "nobody is a prophet in their own land".
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PS: I'll edit this entry later with YSI links of the different clips. =)
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Okay, onto some clips of the show:
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We'll start with the show's opening:
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Shoon talking to Koyama and Nakamaru about the SC's theme he had chosen:
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The BadxNice performance:
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The performance of To the Freedom:
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November 12, 2006

言い触らして下さい!

Thanks a million to Atarashiiyoake (you're the best!! ^^B) for translating the support message into Japanese.
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ご存知のように、最近ジャニーズ事務所が「来年の春はデビューがあります」を"予告"しましたけれど誰がデビューしますのは述べませんでしました。
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Kittyっては期間限定と言った事があるけど、このユニットは今でも活動を続けている。それにYouたち!」(光や他のKittyメンバーが登場します)や百識(薮や他のジュニアが登場します)という二本の新番組もできました。みんなは発表しましたデビューの情報に心配させるのです。若しかして発表しましたデビューはYa-Ya-yahの番組やユニットの止める事になってしまうと気遣うんです。
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「Happy Town」という中国語のサイトのウェブマスターのフィオナが中国人ファンと一緒に「Ya-Ya-yahサポートキャンペーン」を作ったんです。フィオナの友だちのフェザーは欧米人ファンを与させる事のためにプランの要領を英語に翻訳してくれました。要領は毎週「ザ・少年倶楽部」に送る葉書で声援を送る事。
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見出しは「ステージで輝いてる Ya-Ya-yah」、以下は近いサポートメッセージを書く。例えば「Ya-Ya-yahは来年春デビューをさせます下さい」とか。
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あて先は 〒150■8001 日本 東京都 渋谷区 神南 日本NHK電視台 2-2-1 ■BS「ザ少年倶楽部」係 。
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言い触らして下さい!

replying comments

[[ace`]]:
Yes, I'll be uploading the rest of Shoon's scenes in Satomi Hakkenden soon, I promise. =)
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Sa-chan:
Glad you liked the one-shot. ^__^ I have more coming (3 at least). And you're welcome for the downloads. =) Thanks for visiting and commenting. ^^B
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Yui:
About the poll... I left a comment on Feather's blog (she's a friend of Fiona who's fluent in English) asking her if she could ask Fiona to post a link to the poll on Happy Town as well, but I haven't received a reply from Fiona yet. However I'm gonna try and involve Japanese fans too, and Atarashiiyoake has kindly translated the support entry into Japanese for me. =) I also asked May, who is from Thailand to ask people there to vote and I'm waiting for her answer. ^__^
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Alice:
about the campaign for Ya-Ya-yah, is there anyway I can do that through e-mail?
Afraid not, sorry. To my knowledge there's no SC e-mail. ^^ If you think a weekly postcard is too much you could always send one monthly till Spring. =) Anything will help.
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pg:
Thanks for visiting and commenting. =) And yeah that last MS performance was like OMG so many kids on the stage! LOL However it was not as cramped as the former Ya3 studio stage was. LOL
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Allyson:
*jumps at you for hailing Yabu as a Super Johnny* but I first misread it as Super Junior though ..like SuJu.. LOL
Perhaps "Super Junior" is more accurate. =) But, yeah, I adore Yabu; he has a special place in my fangirl heart. ^^B SuJu sounds cute! LOL
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Kami:
Um, yeah, it's true Hikaru was in the Ya3 show since early 2003, but I think the decision to put him in Ya-Ya-yah happened along the way, when JE saw that Akama was growing up too quickly and his voice changed too soon. Hikaru was simply at the right place in the right moment. =) If I ever made a Hikaru site it would be called "Born under a lucky Star". And he was so cute and funny! =) (plus he has a great voice too) I think Ya-Ya-yah is better with Hikaru; I just resent the way they gradually left Akama and Hoshino out of the group. It was cruel of JE. Throwing them out right away would have been too shocking.
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Phoebe:
(about the Pride Summer episode) It was funny. Especially when the guest guy came out of the water looking like the girl in The Ring. XD
LOL And the music they played in the background! It was hilarious. XD
And Shoon was awesome in the carpet-on-water competition. :D
He WAS. ;-) He's like a Jackie Chang among the johnnys. LOL

November 09, 2006

downloads

[EDIT 4:] to xxyabuxxloverxx - If you can watch the TV shows but not the SC clips I've uploaded probably your player is missing the Divx codec, because the shows are mpeg files, while the SC clips are .avi files (i.e. divx). If you're using Windows Media Player you might want to update the program here first, and then download the divx codec. If it doesn't work, download this player. It plays virtually any file type.
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[EDIT 3]: to xxyabuxxloverxx - I edited the clip with a different program Please download it and tell me if you can watch it. ^^ If you can't maybe your player is missing some codec? Also... is it just the game clip you can't watch or none of them? To everyone: Does anybody else have problems watching the SC clips I uploaded?
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[EDIT 2]: I added the YSI download links of Sunday's show at the treasure box and SC's game as xxyabuxxloverxx requested.
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[EDIT]: I added the MU download link of Sunday's show at the treasure box. YSI later. =)
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Perhaps later I'll edit clips from last Sunday's show (check back later for the MU download link at the treasure box - I'll upload it to YSI tomorrow ^^), but for today I've prepared something different... =)
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...because I've reuploaded the high-quality version of the 2005.07.24 episode (requested by Ali) and I've also uploaded a new high quality studio performance, the one from 2005.11.10 (Love You Only+Ai wa nuudo (Taiyô's solo)+Ambitious Japan). ^__^
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And you may be wondering... "which episode is 2005.07.24?" It's the Pride Summer Grand Prix! *toothy grin* You know, the one in which you drool from beginning to end watching this guy:
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Errr... Wait! WRONG PIC! LOL I meant this guy: ^^B [Click on the pic to see the full size screencap, to see more screencaps, and to read the rest of this entry. =)]
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November 08, 2006

last Sunday's SC & downloads

Last Sunday's SC was one of my favourites so far, and I'm hoping the next one will be even better as it will be produced by Shoon. =) I'm getting such high expectations that I'll be really disappointed if in the end it's not at least as good as this one. ^^
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Anyway... the show began with the performance of a Medley that started with Sorafune. Such a cool song! ^__^ And almost everybody sang at least a couple of lines. And the pairings were quite interesting. Question's leader is a really funny guy, isn't he? I love the way he side-strutted to the front with ABC's Kawai. XD Shoon and Taiyô... yay! ^__^ Their voices sounded nice together. Yamada and Yûto... Um... Everyone seems to love Yamada, but he seems too... er... sugary to me. I prefer Yûto; he's more natural. ^^ Goseki and Hikaru... strange pairing. O_o I would have expected Hikaru and Kitayama, for instance.
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Then Ya-Ya-yah performed Good Day, which is such a silly, happy, girlie song... but I adore it! <333 Hikaru's dancing was really cute. I think he has improved a lot since they chose him for Kitty. In my Ya3 dancing ranking he is the 2nd now (Shoon being the 1st, Yabu the 3rd -um, yeah, he's too energetic-, and 4th is Taiyô -though he's getting better too)
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Then came the performance of Itoshi no Play Girl. Why is it that almost always I like better the Ya3 TV show studio performances than the SC ones? ?__? Anyway... they wore the YouTachi no Undoukai outfits, as they did on MS. =) They're kind of cool, aren't they? Pink... but cool. XD Yabu looks great with that long jacket and Shoon proves he can wear a skirt and still look manly. LOL However... because of the trousers' cuffs -which are quite an original touch too-... he slipped. ¬¬ I tell you, JE outfits are evil and will kill some johnny one of these days: either by dehydration because they make them sweat like hell, or by slipping and breaking their necks. ^^U
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Aaand we had this funny game in which they had to guess words related to other words... and Yabu pwned them all! XDDDD It was kinda unfair that the game's rules didn't let the other members of the team play until he failed, though. But oh, well, Yabucchi is such a smart guy, isn't he? <333 And he was so cute rearranging the muppets after each question. The guys acting silly with their muppets was funny too, though Senga gets kudos for not imitating them, and Question's leader for that oni-horn thing he did with the micro. LOL
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After that, Senga being the producer he had some solo dancing and singing, which was really good, so even though this is not a Kisumai fanblog I decided to edit that part. I was more of a Toshiya fan because he's a nice, shy guy, and he seems to be good friends with Shoon, but after reading some translations about Senga being Taiyô-like and watching this SC I'm getting fond of him. Also he has a sweet smile and an unassuming personality. What is it about johnnys that makes you like them even if at first they didn't seem too special? ^^ I think there's no johnny that I really dislike...
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And the closing song was Thank You, in which everybody got to sing again, which I love. For some reason this song reminds me of some Weiss Kreuz's song (Weiss Kreuz is an anime series).
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Okay, and now for the downloads. =) I uploaded all of performances involving Ya3 to YSI and you'll find the links at the Treasure Box. I also reuploaded the high quality version (an avi of 640x480) of 2005.11.13 as somebody requested. Some screencaps of the show:
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And now I'm off to answer comments/e-mails. ^^

November 04, 2006

Super Johnny

[EDIT]: Added a MU link of this performance at the treasure box. =) Kichi has uploaded it to YSI and SS as well, so if you can't use MU, you can download it at her LJ.
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So, yesterday Johnny's Juniors performed a special medly on Music Station. =) It was great! Everybody was there (yes, for once they didn't leave Shoon and Taiyô out, yay!), and everybody got to sing a little. For the first time Kitty seems to act truly as a representative of all the junior groups because, interestingly enough, this time Yabu accompanies them when they talk to the hosts. Why is that? Is Yabu going to debut with Kitty? Nah, I don't think so. It looks more like Yabu has become the Super Johnny among the juniors now. ;-) And he totally deserves it for his constant hard work, his enthusiasm, and for aiming so hard at connecting with the public. I still miss his black hair and former hairdo, but I guess his new look is not that bad, and I love the part near the end when he sings a bit of a song by Arashi.
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Totsu said once he didn't want to debut if it was not with ABC, so he'd probably feel bad if he debuted with Kitty.
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Hikaru is the heart of Ya-Ya-yah, he makes up for Yabu's shyness (okay, bashfulness if you will), Shoon is relaxed when he's with him, and... well, he's a little mean with Taiyô sometimes, but in a brotherly way. His voice blends amazingly well with Yabu's, and nicely with Shoon's as well. And yes, JE put him in Ya-Ya-yah to replace Hoshino and Akama, but hating him for that is ridiculous. So, no, I don't want him to debut with Kitty, but with Ya-Ya-yah, where he belongs.
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JJE needs Inoo. He's mature, he's got more experience than the other members, and he's not an overbearing leader, so please, Mr. Kitagawa, let him debut with them.
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As for Kitayama... um... okay, I don't know much about him or Kisumai 'cause I'm not a big fan of them, but I can't imagine him being taken apart from Kisumai, so no, I don't want him to debut with Kitty either.
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I don't hate Kitty, but I don't want them to debut because they are a group that came out of the blue for commercial purposes. I like the idea of Kitty as a representative of the different junior groups, but having JE make and break groups as they please is quite hard when you've been supporting a group for some time.

November 03, 2006

2006.11.03 Music Station

Sorafune + Seishun Amigo + Venus + Sayaendô + Kitto Daijobu + Good Day + Obachan Rock + Real Face + Fever & Future



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Monster pizza & downloads

So... how many postcards have you sent already to The Shônen Club? Let's flood them with postcards. ;-) Hikaru, Taiyô, Yabu, and Shoon are worth the effort. =)
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Today I decided to sum up my comments on the show with a video made of clips. [No live stage last Sunday, by the way]
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On another note... I've uploaded this show both to MU and YSI, so you'll find the links on the treasure box as well as links for 2003.02.23, 200304.06, and a better version of 2003.03.16 [Universal Studios Japan] (credits to Fahlyu - hope it's okay with you that I'm using the link you posted on your LJ for Kakitani). =) The former version I had of 2003.03.16 froze at a certain point.